Une Nouvelle Vie (1993)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Switzerland , France   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

Tina (Sophie Aubry) is an unpleasant young woman with an unpleasantly supine mother and an unpleasantly futureless boyfriend. Even for someone whose range of facial expressions consists of mild-to-moderate sulking, this is too much, and she decides to look up the father she has never known. Along the way, she discovers that she has a half sister whom she has never met, a girl involved in an intense, abusive relationship with a married man: her father's lawyer. Tina eventually meets up with her father and discovers, naturally enough, that he is not a particularly nice man and furthermore wants nothing whatever to do with her. Somehow all these new people in Tina's life continue to be involved with each other, despite the resounding lack of joy they seem to feel in each other's company.